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Tom Brady, NFL Gift Super Bowl Tickets To Young Cancer Survivor From Utah

Jan 17, 2022, 3:54 PM | Updated: 3:55 pm
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Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jogs off the field after beating the Chicago Bears 38-3 in the game at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
(Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady joined the NFL in giving Super Bowl LVI tickets to a young cancer survivor from Highland, Utah.

Brady announced the gift to 10-year-old Noah Reeb and his family in a video posted to the NFL’s social media accounts.

About Noah Reeb

In December 2020, nine-year-old Noah started getting severe migraines and his mother said she knew something was wrong.

“It’s one of those tragic moments you read about where they turn the screen around and say, ‘You have cancer,’” Jacque Reeb told KSL TV, “And in our case, they turned it around and showed us Noah’s tumor in the center of his head and said he has brain cancer and we need to get him to the hospital today.”

Since then, Noah underwent six months of treatment to battle the brain tumor.

“It’s like every mom’s worse nightmare, and then instantly you want to protect him and you don’t know what to do, so you just rely on faith from that point on. Faith and trust in God that whatever is going to happen is for a reason,” Jacque added.

In July, Noah finished his final round of radiation. His tumor was gone.

He’ll now be monitored until he is 18 years old to make sure he remains healthy and strong.

Noah Reeb meets Tom Brady

After beating cancer, Noah’s parents promised to take the Brady superfan to a Buccaneers football game.

On October 24, 2021, the promise came true as Noah sat in the crowd behind the Bucs’ bench holding a sign that read, “TOM BRADY HELPED ME BEAT BRAIN CANCER.”

After the game, Brady walked over to Noah before placing a Bucs “Crucial Catch” hat on the young cancer survivor’s head.

Noah’s sign featured a cancer awareness ribbon and Brady’s jersey number, No. 12.

The moment was “a dream come true” as described in a social media post by Noah’s father, James.

During his postgame comments, Brady spoke about his moment with Noah.

“Puts a lot in perspective, what we’re doing on the field,” Brady said. “In the end, it doesn’t mean much compared to what so many people go through.”

 

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Brady and the Buccaneers advanced to the Divisional Round of the NFC with a Wild Card win over the Philadelphia Eagles on January 16.

Tampa Bay’s next postseason game is at home against the Arizona Cardinals or Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, January 23 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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